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Rules and policies

​To maintain a well organised and efficiently run school we have a number of policies which clearly articulate our shared expectations.  We appreciate the high levels of parent support which assist us to reinforce these policies as we strive to maintain a high standard at Waraburra.

 

Dress code

At Waraburra we are very proud of our green and gold uniform. Our dress code is strictly enforced and students wear the uniform proudly and respectfully.

 

Religious Instruction

Religious instruction (RI) is offered at the school and is conducted each Monday.

The authorised program currently being provided is Ecumenical.

Parents of child/ren participating in these programs will be advised if a faith group requires funds to cover the expense of materials used in RI.

Students are allocated to RI based on information provided by parents on the completed Application for Student Enrolment unless other written instructions have been provided to the school.

Note: This information remains operational unless the parent informs the school otherwise in writing.  

Students who are not participating in RI will be provided with other instruction in a separate supervised location. Other instruction must relate to part of a subject area already covered in class and may include, but is not restricted to:

 

  • personal research and/or assignments 
  • revision of class work such as creative writing or literacy and/or numeracy activities
  • wider reading such as independent reading appropriate to the student

 

Parents will be advised of any changes to the RI and other instruction programs to ensure they are able to make an informed decision on their child’s participation.   

Homework

Homework provides regular reinforcement of important school concepts and builds links between home and school.  Teachers will communicate expectations at the start of each year. We encourage parents to discuss and check homework with your child and to help foster a 'love of learning'.

At Waraburra State School, we believe homework must be

  • Purposeful and relevant to the students’ needs

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  • Appropriate to the students capability and stage of development

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  • Varied, challenging and related to class work

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  • Developing independent work habits

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  • Balanced in that it allows students to undertake other healthy activities

 

Volunteers

Our School Community values the contribution of Volunteer Helpers.  Volunteer Helpers help to enhance curriculum delivery when assisting teachers to implement specific programs.

Any Volunteer Helpers who are not the legal parent or carer of a student currently enrolled at Waraburra State School are required to apply for and hold a valid Working With Students Check (Blue Card).  

 

Exclusion for Health

Health alerts to advise parents of potential viruses, illnesses or concerns are posted on the home page of our website  If you have concerns that your child may have an infectious disease which requires a period of exclusion, please refer to the illness and exclusion table. This table provides information about the length of time students need to be excluded from school in the event of them contracting an infectious condition, for both their own recovery and the safety of other students who may be immuno-suppressed.

 

More information can be found in the Support and Resources page.